LES BONS ORATORY

LES BONS ORATORY

Les Bons ( Encamp )

Les Bons ( Encamp )


The Les Bons oratory is a small hermitage dedicated to the Mother of God in Encamp.

It’s located at the top of Les Bons at the beginning of the former main road to Canillo (N42° 32'17.39", E+1° 35' 14.70"). Formerly, before the highway existed, this was the hardest section of the road to Meritxell and Canillo, and walkers took the chance to rest and say a Hail Mary. Legend has it that three peasants built the oratory in the 19th century for a promise they made to Our Lady. One day while they were working the land, they were surprised by a very strong storm and were so frightened that they promised Our Lady that they would make an oratory if they survived.